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 Peak(s):  east east red - 0 feet
 Post Date:  06/28/2011
 Date Climbed:   06/24/2011
 Posted By:  Elliot

 Big Eyes   

I had wanted to get into the gore this season but wasnt planning on it for a couple more weeks. After speaking with Brian aka lordhelmet and Ben aka benners on grays, I checked out Stan Wagons site who has a number documented descents in the Gore. Check out Stan's one day traverse from vail to the east side of the gore last week with a descent of the vahalla east face!
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somehow this line made it to the to of my list real quick and friday was my next day off.
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Tanner in the couli
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near the top of the booter, the climb itself was epic
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north beta
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west beta
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Red Proper
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Tanner Upper skiers right eye
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Wall Paint
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top of skiers left eye
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skiing
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in one of the chokes
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Apron
a great POV video can be found at http://vimeo.com/25664666 this really shows what a great ski big eyes is!

The corn in the gore and the mile last weekend was a very fine product similar to the corn on indy pass 3 weeks ago! Sking can still be had to within 10- 20 min from your car in the ten mile in some cases we had great skiing below treeline in some heavily windloaded chutes!



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  • Comments or Questions
rijaca


What peak did you do?     2011-06-29 07:26:48
How about including little details in your report, like what peak you climbed/skied, TH used, etc?


lordhelmut


Half the fun     2011-06-29 09:16:36
of the Gores is figuring out where this is. Its somewhat hidden in the southeastern edge of the range, viewable only while heading south on rt.9 from Kremmling.

Nice ski, my skis were supposed to grace this line earlier this month, but s**t happens. Thats a long haul with an alpine setup, way to persevere.


Elliot


plenty of snow left in the gore     2011-06-29 10:18:28
Get after it Brian! Im looking to get a few more gore trips in this summer ski season!



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